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Council u-turn sees Abbots Green school added to gritting route




One week after the Bury Free Press story about Abbots Green Academy’s road gritting battle with Suffolk County Council about road gritting, the school has been placed on Suffolk Highways’ priority list.

Suffolk Highways initially told the Free Press that the school in Airfield Road would not be placed on a gritting route.

But following a review, the road has now been placed as a priority two route.

Cllr Trevor Beckwith with Ang Morrison, headteacher, Jo Uttley deputy headteacher and pupils outside the front gates where the icy path was last week. Picture Mark Westley.
Cllr Trevor Beckwith with Ang Morrison, headteacher, Jo Uttley deputy headteacher and pupils outside the front gates where the icy path was last week. Picture Mark Westley.

Ang Morrison, headteacher, said: “We’re delighted with the outcome of the whole situation, however disappointed that we had to go to those lengths to be made a priority for the gritting route.”

A spokesperson from Suffolk Highways said: “After reviewing the road and the route against priority two routes, the road does meet the priority criteria and has been added to the system.”



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